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May, 2013


  1. Ben Franklin client Cerora is developing a portable brain diagnostic device

    Keystone Edge Feature Story – MRIs, CT scans and the like “don’t travel well,” notes Adam Simon. So Cerora, the Bethlehem startup he co-founded with David M. Devilbiss in 2011, is developing the first portable, objective, accurate and affordable diagnostic tool to quickly assess and diagnose brain disease or injury. Read more.     

  2. Ben Franklin Alumnus IQE Launches 150mm Epi Wafers on Silicon Substrates

    IQE has announced the launch of gallium nitride-based, high electron mobility transistor (GaN HEMT) epitaxial wafers on 150mm diameter semi-insulating silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, supplied by the WBG Materials subsidiary of II‐VI Inc. a global provider of engineering materials and optoelectronic components. GaN power amplifiers offer superior power capability, efficiency, bandwidth and linearity compared with silicon (Si) or gallium Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin Alumnus OraSure Technologies to Launch Rapid Hepatitis C Testing Initiative

    OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR), Walgreens (NYSE:WAG), and the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation have announced that they have joined with local health organizations to offer hepatitis C (HCV) testing with the OraQuick® HCV Rapid Test to individuals who may be at risk for HCV infection. The testing will be available in select Walgreens locations across 11 Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Client Viddler launches “video store in a box”

    Online video solutions provider Viddler has announced a stand-alone version of its online video subscription service. The “video store in a box” solution is aimed at small businesses, educational organizations, and entertainers who want to sell their video content on line. Read more:

  5. Ben Franklin ixchange – TV69 Coverage

    Some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies are right here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Five of the best were honored Tuesday night in Bethlehem, but funding for similar start-ups is now in jeopardy. View TV69 coverage by clicking on “Play” in the photo at

  6. Ben Franklin Client Tray-Pak Announces Excellent Food Safety Rating

    Tray-Pak Corp., a leading thermoformer of quality, tailor-made packaging solutions, has received a high achievement score of 955 out of 1000 possible points from its 2013 American Institute of Baking International (AIB) audit. Read more:

  7. Ben Franklin Client Bison Analytics Featured in Keystone Edge

    Mom-and-pop operations don’t need it and giant corporations have their own methods. So companies in the middle are the sweet spot for Lewisburg’s Bison Analytics, which makes cloud-based, business intelligence software for small businesses that use the ubiquitous QuickBooks accounting software. Read more:

  8. 550 Attend Ben Franklin ixchange and Honor Winners

    Some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies are right here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Five of the best were honored Tuesday night in Bethlehem, but funding for similar start-ups is now in jeopardy. View TV69 coverage by clicking on “Play” in the photo at 

  1. i xchange 2013

    Stories of Challenge, Perseverance, and Success – Celebrating 30 Years

  2. Ben Franklin TechVentures Earns LEED Gold Certification

    Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) has announced that its expansion has earned the gold rating under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for new construction. LEED is an internationally recognized standard that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation.  The USGBC developed LEED to facilitate Continue Reading…


    Ben Franklin Technology Partners helps startups arrive and established businesses thrive. Last month, CyOptics Inc. of Breinigsville was acquired by California-based Avago Technologies Limited for $400 million. CyOptics, which develops core optical technologies to enable bandwidth for high-speed networks, is one of the many success stories of a Lehigh Valley-based technology economic development organization that Continue Reading…

  4. 550+ Attend Ben Franklin ixchange

    On Tuesday, May 7th, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) hosted its annual i xchange at the Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More than 550 technology entrepreneurs, business people, venture capitalists, economic developers, political leaders, and regional influencers from Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area attended. The Continue Reading…

  5. 2013 i xchange Survey

    Thank you for joining us at the Tuesday evening, May 7th Ben Franklin Technology Partners i xchange 2013. We hope you found it enjoyable and worthwhile. We request that you complete a very brief post-event survey at so that we can continue to improve i xchange. Thank you in advance for your input.

  6. Cerora, Inc.

    CERORA is developing affordable and portable neuro-diagnostic information with a focus on concussion and Alzheimer’s disease. The company’s first product, Qumpass, is a diagnostics platform measuring brain health and function. Physicians, nurses, first responders, and trainers can use the tool in the field real-time. Cerora combines several sensor technologies to obtain and interpret patient data Continue Reading…